Movie Review(s)-Nikkatsu Collection-Zoom Up:The Beaver Book Girl–Nympho Diver:G-String Festival and Female Attraction: Dirty Afternoon

Here we are with our third and final (well for right now) installment of Nikkatsu and their line of erotic films. Impulse Pictures has decided to start re-releasing all the old vhs copies of Nikkatsu and putting them on dvd. While the films themselves are good or bad in according to your taste of the perverse, one thing is for sure the transfers are not shabby and a lot of love has been put into these films. They say, parting is such sweet sorrow at least with these reviews, you know they went out with a bang till next time.

Our first title is called Zoom Up: The Beaver Book Girl. If Nikkatsu’s mission statement was to push boundaries in film, and give people scenes that will draw heavy criticisms, this film would be the one film that I think of all 8 in the series so far that really does it’s best to get the watcher to be manipulated to get angry, or be so enthused about how far they push the bounds of art. The plot of this film is about a photographer of an adult magazine and a model who seems to have no problem with people having a piss fetish. The film all revolves around this little bubble that the photographer lives in, from who he shares his place with, to an older woman following him around to him trying to figure out the mystery of the model he hired. This film is very sexual, and very bizarre, it indulges us in a kinkier voyeuristic vision. The plot offers some twists here and there, and the script is better than usual for Nikkatsu. This film is basically a un-seen golden shower film. You get to see the girls in what we assume is them peeing, and it is done pretty frequent throughout. I like it not be so graphic where the sexuality of the scene seems more innocent then porn, it makes the turn on factor even greater for us to use our own minds instead of having it spelled out for us.

The film goes a little bit over an hour, and for what it gives us was a lot better than what I was expecting. This film is twisted and very open in its sexuality and also its perversions. There is a scene that you had to know did not go over good with audiences at the time, that involves two women in the middle of nowhere on a crucifix, then being taken advantage of and being photographed. All in all, I really liked this film because it was so bold and daring and at least did not try to water down the material, and kept it hardcore and very blunt.

8.5 out of 10

Next up is Nympho Diver: G String Festival the plot is centered around this Japanese village that was once prosperous and thriving, and now down on its luck. Well, their current diver is old and she needs help with the duties so they hire this group of women who turn the village upside down. You have these young women walking around a down on its luck village in skimpy bikinis and trying to lure cash and tourism. You had to know with these films, that sex and fighting would be served to us a lot. Going into this film, I learned more about Japanese culture then I thought I would. I learned that the women can hold their breath underwater for 2 minutes without no form of aqua device, and that when underwater they go hunting for sea urchin, and anything else to provide for both their family and the village. When the mayor sends his son to Tokyo to go looking for women to dive, it was very funny when he described what kind of candidates he wanted. “I want nice jiggly asses”. Sounds like what Bill Clinton asked for in an intern. I never thought about asking for employees that way. This film lasts around 70 minutes or less and any idea of a plot to get involved with is as jiggly as the asses. This is basically save my house from foreclosure type film and have around a dozen or so sex scenes in the process.

This film may be describe by purists of this genre as soft, because gone are the hardcore elements, beside a rape scene that was not as bad as it usually gets in these films. The material this film offered was ok, but if you have experienced any one of the film you seen this one and what it offers. If you are a fan of Asian lingerie films, you may like this. The sex is not graphic but it also not blurred. It gives you just enough with no frontal female nudity that you can guess what is going on. All in all, not the best of the series and not the worst, it exists.

6 out of 10

And we end this with quite frankly the one that will get the most people talking Female Teacher: Dirty Afternoon. This is the most graphic sexually I have seen in the series, it offers little to no imagination to know that the acts on screen are really being done. They have a 69 scene around the mid-point in this 70 minute film that is very graphic and very erotic. The plot is about a very attractive school teacher named Sakiko, who gets a phone call out of the blue one day that one of her former students is whoring around for money, and needs her help. Well, the teacher has moved on with her life and does not really remember this girl, but this situation opens up the teachers painful past of her secretive life. Now, Sakiko is faced with questions, from who was the man who assaulted her sexually many years ago to why did this student smell errr well reek of paint thinner? While trying to sort out her past, she realizes that she may be hurting others present.

I really enjoyed this film because it was what I would expect from Nikkatsu, it was very graphic and a plot that a 5 year could have thought up, but scenes of sexuality that really are so close to porn, that I really thought had a strange mix of oddness and eroticism. The teacher is beautiful, the student is beautiful and the film is one big smut fest of skin, breasts and poses that really are so erotic that you will want to try and pause it and see if you can catch any slides. All in all, I really liked this series and what it offered, I was new to this brand and Nikkatsu won me over. I know there are what 25 to this series, but I am fine at 8 for right now. I think fans will love to hear that these films did not lose anything in the transfers, but some of them are blurred during sex scenes, thank god this was not one of them. I know even to this day in Japan, frontal nudity is illegal and frowned upon, but could you picture the impact if these films were even more graphic? All in all, these were a great little watch, and thank you for the memories.

8 out of 10